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The Moat Tea Rooms

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67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
01227 784514
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat upstairs, marvelling at the wonky floor and rough-hewn timbers within the white plastered walls. The tea was great, as was my custard tart. The owner and service staff were all extremely friendly and hospitable - highly recommended for both ambience and food/drink.

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Thank Kane C
Caterham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd visit to the gorgeous tea room in Canterbury. Booked for a friend's surprise 40th birthday. We sent balloons and the staff decorated the table so beautifully. The sandwiches were lovely and the cakes are all homemade and very tasty. The staff are so very friendly. The weather was perfect so sitting in the garden was just wonderful. Would definitely... More 

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Thank Michelle1904
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a day trip to Canterbury and decided to stop there for a cream tea/lunch . It's a beautiful old building, cosy and decorated nicely. The staff are very nice and helpful. The tea menu is huge ! The cakes were beautiful, the scones soft and yummy, the little sandwiches delicious. Really perfect in quantity as well so I... More 

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Thank UsagiYuki
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a tea lover the Moat sells the nicest tea in town! I've had several wonderful afternoons with friends and family.

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Thank Simon C
Barcelona, Spain
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I agree with the high evaluations of other reviewers. This is a great place for tea time. I want to emphasize the kindness of the staff. Our waitress was so kind and polite. it contributed to the atmosphere of the place with its different tea pots, wide selection of teas, great cakes. Just a wonderful little place.

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Thank Francois C
Hartlepool
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

When the cake loving Archdeacon of Maidstone recommends a cafe you know it will be good - and it was! A quirky building with not a level floor or straight wall anywhere.... A bit slow to take our order. Choices of food and range of teas and coffees was good. We both tried unusual teas which were drunk from delicate... More 

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Thank Jacqui5615
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Quaint tea house in the middle of the business of Canterbury. Had a lovely afternoon tea after going to the cathedral. My server was kind and grandmotherly :) It was exactly my vision of a perfect afternoon in Britain. The building is one of ye auld charming houses that is slightly crooked on the second floor. Would happily visit again.

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Thank Natalie B
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We decided to visit the Moat Tea Rooms during our day trip to Canterbury, having done some prior research on the internet. Even though the establishment is at the far end of the city from the train station, we reckoned that an extra 10 minutes walk on to our train journey would help us work up an appetite. The Tea... More 

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Thank Derek D
Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited this lovely team room for the first time with a friend. A wall of canisters of different tea, pretty tables and yummy cakes in the window was a lovely setting. Very traditional with the lady greeting us her her white apron and headwear. took us back to the 1920s. We were asked if we wanted to sit downstairs, upstairs... More 

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Thank Michelle1904
Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The tea rooms are just lovely - gorgeous setting, friendly and hard-working staff, delicious food and AMAZING cakes! You can have a traditional afternoon tea, snacks, lunch, or just a cuppa and cake - whatever you want. Really lovely place to spend a few hours away from the busy world outside. Good prices, huge range of teas and coffees, value... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 784514

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?